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with Pheobe at Leeds Art Gallery
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'One green field' by Edward Thomas from the 'english journeys' series - pocket sized slimline books capturing aspects of country life, living, tradition & poetry....in this really nice little book we have some of Thomas's most lyrical & evocative prose pieces, such as: an old wood, meadowland, the brook & the walnut tree....the covers for this series all feature fine illustrations too !









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'Home decoration' by H. Dalton Clifford (bought for a friend - not that she needs any tips but I know she'll like the illustrations - from a small bookshop in Beverley, East Yorkshire)....the third from top photo shows a strange printed symbol that was just placed for no apparent reason over the text at the bottom of page 55 ! a misprint perhaps ? well, whatever the reason it's a small treasure to be found in there....
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'Selected poems' by e. e. cummings
I sat in my car in the rain thinking of this blog and took some photo's of this small volume of poems by e.e.cummings I had with me....where the spaces between the words are so important and warmly faded white - and the cover shows its age in design and scuffs....
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I shall be transferring posts from one of my other blogs 'the leaf explorers' to this one over the coming weeks but will begin this occasional bookification with a post about the art of the new naturalist books.

I bought the 'Art of the New Naturalists' book on a recent trip to York & can highly recommend it:


the book features original sketches of these iconic designs as well as the story of their creation & information on the artists.

here are some examples of the heyday of this publisher + some of the more successful newer covers:























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birmingham with Pheobe - for inter counties cross country final....